Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills

Winter in the Wilderness A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills Camping or backpacking in winter is appealing for many who enjoy the serenity of wilderness settings without the crowds and bustle of the summer season But as rewarding as they can be these outings r

  • Title: Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills
  • Author: Dave Hall John Ulrich
  • ISBN: 9780801479953
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • Camping or backpacking in winter is appealing for many who enjoy the serenity of wilderness settings without the crowds and bustle of the summer season But as rewarding as they can be, these outings require special preparation and a different set of skills than are necessary at other times of the year Snowfall can quickly cover one s tracks and make orientation difficultCamping or backpacking in winter is appealing for many who enjoy the serenity of wilderness settings without the crowds and bustle of the summer season But as rewarding as they can be, these outings require special preparation and a different set of skills than are necessary at other times of the year Snowfall can quickly cover one s tracks and make orientation difficult Hypothermia is insidious, and rapidly changing weather conditions can become treacherous, even life threatening.In addition to those who are exploring the outdoors recreationally, there are also those who find themselves in unexpected winter survival situations Each year, people become stranded in wilderness areas, and in most cases they are not equipped to face the challenge of spending an indefinite amount of time outside Without sufficient gear or knowledge of how to improvise without it, injury or death is often the result The development of some basic skills, however, can help avert such unfortunate outcomes.As the founder of the renowned nature awareness program Primitive Pursuits, Dave Hall has been practicing survival skills for than twenty years and has amassed a comprehensive understanding of winter survival By refining these skills, Dave has reached a point of understanding that is without peer Through detailed explanations, illustrations, and personal anecdotes, Winter in the Wilderness imparts Dave s knowledge to readers, who will learn to meet their most basic needs making fire, creating shelter, obtaining safe drinking water, navigating terrain, and procuring sustenance.Winter in the Wilderness is a handbook for those who want to explore cold weather camping and those who might find themselves in need of this critical information during an unexpected winter s night out Whether used for pleasure or for survival, Winter in the Wilderness emphasizes the benefits of enriching and deepening our connection with the outdoors.

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    1. Quote from Winter in the Wilderness"e driving force behind primitive survival is that all of our needs can be met through a deep and meaningful relationship with the earth…without the aid of gear or technology.The purpose of this book is to go beyond the fundamentals of winter survival and introduce readers to this relationship." .If you walk or drive into any wilderness to play… you need this book!Winter has always been my favorite season for outdoor activities. Somehow I managed to [...]

    2. Hall’s primer on finding/making fire, shelter, water, food, and the rudiments of orienteering/navigation and other Neat Tricks (e.g making moccasins or a digging stick, etc.) is pretty frigging awesome. It takes readers through the very basics of whatever skill is at hand. To make fire, for example, you have three choices—the bow drill, the two-person cord drill, and the hand drill. Variations generally go on to demonstrate more sophisticated ways of accomplishing the task. Note that “soph [...]

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